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USS Frank Cable (AS-40)

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Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation (2)
Top Row Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (10) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (9) - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Bottom Row - Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal - Humanitarian Services Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon


Emory S Land Class Submarine Tender:
  • Laid down, 2 March 1976 at Lockheed Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 14 January 1978
  • Delivered to the Navy, 28 September 1979
  • Commissioned USS Frank Cable (AS-40), 29 October 1979
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) accepted responsibility for USS Frank Cable (AS-40) . 1 February 2010. The ship remains in commission with a mixed crew
  • USS Frank Cable is assigned to the Pacific Fleet and homeported at Guam
    Specifications:
    Displacement 13,911 t.(lt) 22,978 t.(fl)
    Length 649'
    Beam 85'
    Draft 29' (max)
    Speed 21 kts.
    Complement 1,500
    Armament
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion two boilers, steam turbine, single shaft, 20,000shp

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    Frank Cable 63k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
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    Frank Cable 88k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) underway in the Philippine Sea, circa 2000.
    US Navy photo
    Bill Gonyo
    Frank Cable 151k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) underway, date and location unknown..
    US Navy photo.
    Scott Koen
    Salt Lake City 94k USS Salt Lake City (SSN-716) prepares to go alongside USS Frank Cable (AS-40) at Apra Harbor, Guam., 23 May 2002.
    US Navy photo by PH2 Alan D. Monyell, USN
    Steven A. Cardali USN CA-35
    Frank Cable 126k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) departs Pearl Harbor following a port visit, 25 April 2005. Frank Cable is homeported at Guam.
    US Navy photo # 050425-N-8937A-020 by PH3 Ian W. Anderson.
    Bill Gonyo
    Frank Cable 422k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) is in the background at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Yokosuka, Japan, 14 August 2006, as Sailors on board the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) man the rails to say farewell to the guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) as she departs Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for the last time as a home-ported vessel. After nearly a decade of service with Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), Vandegrift is shifting homeports to Naval Station San Diego, CA.
    US Navy photo # 060814-N-2716P-028 Yokosuka August 14, 2006 by MC1 Paul J. Phelps, USN.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Frank Cable 429k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) departs, 14 August 2006, from Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Yokosuka, Japan, after a routine port visit, 14 August 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060814-N-2716P-072 (Aug. 14, 2006) by MC1 Paul J. Phelps, USN.
    Bill Gonyo
    Frank Cable 429k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) tends deployed submarines USS Honolulu (SSN-718) and USS La Jolla (SSN-701) while anchored in Hong Kong Harbor. The tender's presence made it possible for the two submarines to make a port visit to the Asian metropolis as United States submarines cannot moor to the mainland. This is one of the last Western Pacific port visits Honolulu will make before returning to Bremerton, Wash., to begin decommissioning.
    US Navy photo # 061007-N-3228J-002 Hong Kong (Oct. 7, 2006) by MC1 Jeremy Johnson, USN.
    Bill Gonyo
    Frank Cable 110k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) moored at Vladivostok, Russia, circa May 2007.  
    Frank Cable 3716k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) tends the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776). Hawaii is the first Virginia-class attack submarine to be moored outboard of a submarine tender. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 101230-N-8423B-015 POLARIS POINT, Guam (Dec. 30, 2010) by MC2 Catherine Bland.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 1960k The civilian tug Quipuha approaches USS Frank Cable (AS-40) as she prepares to get underway for her material assessment and readiness test. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110302-N-QY759-015 POLARIS POINT, Guam (March 2, 2011) by MC2 Catherine Bland.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 2198k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) transits Apra Harbor in preparation for her material assessment and readiness test. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110302-N-EO277-001 APRA HARBOR, Guam (March 2, 2011) by MC2 Catherine Bland.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 376k The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN-767) approaches USS Frank Cable (AS-40). Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110515-N-BT122-800 HONG KONG (May 15, 2011) by MC1 Melvin Nobeza.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 443k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) passes alongside the guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN-726) after returning from a deployment to the Philippines.
    US Navy photo # 110809-N-BQ308-014 POLARIS POINT, Guam (Aug. 9, 2011) by MC1 William Tonacchio.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 412k Three tug boats assist USS Frank Cable (AS-40) as she returns from a deployment to the Philippines.
    US Navy photo # 110809-N-BQ308-039 POLARIS POINT, Guam (Aug. 9, 2011) by MC1 William Tonacchio.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 363k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) moored at Polaris Point. Frank Cable is being temporarily relieved by USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) as the primary afloat maintenance activity in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 111214-N-QY759-068 POLARIS POINT, Guam (Dec. 14, 2011) by MC1 David R. Krigbaum.
    Lee Wahler
    Emory S Land 313k USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) moored to a buoy at Polaris Point Guam. Alongside the pier is the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Houston (SSN-713) and USS Frank Cable (AS-40). Emory S. Land is on an extended deployment in Guam to temporarily relieve Frank Cable as the primary afloat maintenance activity in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 111214-N-QY759-005 POLARIS POINT, Guam (Dec. 14, 2011) by MC1 David R. Krigbaum.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 364k The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN-727) moors alongside USS Frank Cable (AS-40) at Polaris Point, Guam. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 120103-N-CO162-116 POLARIS POINT, Guam (Jan. 3, 2012) by MCSA Chris Salisbury.
    Lee Wahler
    Emory S Land 157k Overhead view of USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) med-moored at Alpha Pier and USS Frank Cable (AS-40) with USS Michigan (SSGN-727) alongside at Bravo Pier, Naval Station Guam, January 2012. Bob Gregory
    Frank Cable 1230k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) passes Orote Point while entering Apra Harbor. Frank Cable returned to her homeport at Guam after a six-month regular overhaul and drydocking maintenance availability period in Portland, OR.
    US Navy photo # 120730-N-BK435-154 OROTE POINT, Guam (July 30, 2012) by MC2 Jeremy Starr.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 1706k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) anchored in Victoria Harbor while Sailors enjoy some liberty and participate in community service projects. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 121204-N-UE250-173 HONG KONG (Dec. 4, 2012) by MC2 Corey Hensley.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 205k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) departs Apra Harbor, Guam. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130110-N-UE250-038 APRA HARBOR, Guam (Jan. 10, 2013) by MC2 Corey Hensley.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 232k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) returns to her homeport in Guam after a deployment to Saipan. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130117-N-CO162-007 POLARIS POINT, Guam (Jan. 17, 2013) by MC3 Chris Salisbury.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 472k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) sails past the privately owned submarine, Atlantis as she departs Apra Harbor. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130223-N-BE353-010 APRA HARBOR, Guam (Feb. 23, 2013) by MC1 Ricardo Danan.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 230k USS Frank Cable (AS-40) moored in Sepangar Bay for a routine port visit. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130301-N-CO162-021 KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (March 1, 2013) by MC3 Christopher Salisbury.
    Lee Wahler
    Frank Cable 261k Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners aboard USS Frank Cable (AS-40) haul in line during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE-14). This is the first underway replenishment for Frank Cable in ten years and demonstrates the ship's capability for sustained at-sea operations. Frank Cable, forward deployed to Guam, conducts maintenance and repair on submarine and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility and is on a scheduled underway period.
    US Navy photo # 140403-N-CO162-051 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 3, 2014) by MC2 Christopher Salisbury.
    Lee Wahler

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